Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan warns ‘stop Tube travel or more will die’


ENGLAND –  Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued the alert after photos showed crowds in Tube carriages for a second morning running.

Mr Khan insisted the network was running for essential workers only.

A transport union called for police officers to be deployed at major stations to stop overcrowding.

More than 130 people have died in London from Covid-19 – a third of the whole of the UK.

But the trains were still crowded during rush hour despite Boris Johnson putting the UK on lockdown.

Mr Khan demanded employers enable their staff to work from home “unless it’s absolutely necessary”.

“Ignoring these rules means more lives lost,” he warned. (BBC)…[+]